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GTAP Resource #5822

"Impact of climate change on vulnerable groups on South African labour markets"
by Chitiga, Margaret, Helene Maisonnave, Ramos Mabugu and Martin Henseler


Abstract

Influential documents such as the synthesis reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 and 2014 and the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change in 2007 reignited a global effort to counter the effects of global warming and climate change. The United Nations has made climate change a focal point in all its major policy documents with most member countries following suit. South Africa is thus increasingly vulnerable to disasters induced by climate change. Millions of people living in rural areas are among the poorest and the most vulnerable in the country and have low resilience capacity to cope with disaster risks. This paper seeks to understand the economywide impact of climate change, evaluated using impacts emanating from agricultural productivity, water scarcity shocks and migration shocks.In our study we use a CGE model for South Africa to follow the request by IPCC (2014b:1243), which calls to analyse the consequences on socioeconomic vulnerable groups and on economic activities, and to develop decision-making tools to enable policy and other decisions based on the complexity of the world under climate change, taking into consideration socioeconomic attributes (e.g. gender and ethnicities).


Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
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Created: Chitiga, M. (4/15/2019)
Updated: Batta, G. (6/16/2019)
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- Dynamic modeling
- Climate impacts
- Demographics
- Africa (Southern)


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